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Our Last Event at 30 JFK

Dear Humanist Hub Members, Supports and Friends: This past fall, our community talked in various ways about going through a time of transition, including uncertainty about whether we would renew our lease. It is now time to inform our broader community that a decision has been reached: we will be leaving 30 JFK Street this […]

Humanist Hub Director to Serve Tech Leaders of Tomorrow

I am delighted to announce that the Humanist Hub has accepted a wonderful invitation to expand our work on campus. Having worked as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University since 2005, when I succeeded my friend and mentor Tom Ferrick, I now serve as the Humanist Chaplain at both Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of […]

November Town Hall Notes (11/12/17)

Humanist Hub Town Hall 11/12/17 Greg Epstein, board member Jennifer Ibrahim, and Hub Ambassador Veronica Lane answered questions from attendees. Meeting notes taken by Elka Kuhlman and Andrea Kimbriel. Update on fundraising efforts from Greg: – The Humanist Hub has changed in last 2 years or so – now has stronger sense of community participation […]

Stop Trying to Find Yourself

The quest to “find oneself” is at best misguided, and at worst dangerous. Confucius would have been a phenomenal southern lady. It’s said that he could walk into a room, sense where there was tension, and with a spritz of social joviality—a certain poem, a certain tone of voice, a well-timed question or a tasteful […]

The Meaning of Human Existence

“After many close calls, extraordinary suffering … we staggered onto the stage to the grief of most of the rest of life.” Last Sunday the Humanist HUB had to turn people away. And for good reason. The center was at capacity with people eagerly awaiting the afternoon’s speaker: famed evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson. Winner […]

The Thousand Year Floods

Circa 8 CE Ovid wrote about an ancient flood the gods of Olympus unleashed upon the earth, leaving only the pious couple Deucalion and Pyrrha looking over the side of their small boat to see fields and villages underwater—dolphins brushing the trees. A pre-colonial Aztec myth says that during the era of the fourth sun, […]

A Call For New Myths

I am a white man who’s been raised on violence. That’s not the takeaway I’d expected when I arrived for my first visit to the Humanist HUB last Sunday. Not in the least. The afternoon’s speaker, Colin Stokes, was slated to talk about movies in pop culture. Bright shafts of sun lit the heads of […]

Membership Payment

Recurring Payment Options Sustaining Member : $40.00 USD – monthlyGrowth Member : $100.00 USD – monthlySustaining Member (Yearly) : $480.00 USD – yearlyGrowth Member (Yearly) : $1,200.00 USD – yearly

Town Hall Updates 3/12/17

The Town Hall generated a lot of feedback and we’re still digesting it. There were six major themes from the discussion: our ethos, transparency, communicating with the community, safe spaces, potential new committees, member involvement & volunteering.  Here’s what we’ve done so far. Regarding transparency, Sarah has added a section for the board members on […]

RELEASE: First Atheist NFL Star Speaks at Harvard

February 28, 2017 For Release: Immediately Upon Receipt Contact: Greg M. Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard RELEASE: First Atheist NFL Star Speaks at Harvard Boston’s “Godless Congregation” Hosts 4 Time All Pro CAMBRIDGE, MA: The first ever major American sports star to be an “Openly Secular” atheist and humanist will be honored at Harvard […]